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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky -- Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste.

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Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Anna Mouglalis ... Coco Chanel

Mads Mikkelsen ... Igor Stravinsky

Elena Morozova ... Katarina Stravinskaya

Natacha Lindinger ... Misia Sert
Grigori Manoukov ... Sergey Diagilev
Radivoje Bukvic ... Grand Duke Dimitri (as Rasha Bukvic)
Nicolas Vaude ... Ernest Beaux

Anatole Taubman ... Arthur 'Boy' Capel
Erick Desmarestz ... Le médecin (as Eric Desmarestz)
Clara Guelblum ... Milena Stravinskaya
Maxime Daniélou ... Teodor Stravinsky
Sophie Hasson ... Ludmila Stravinskaya
Nikita Ponomarenko ... Sulima Stravinskaya
Catherine Davenier ... Marie
Olivier Claverie ... Joseph
Marek Kossakowski ... Vaslav Nijinsky
Jérôme Pillement ... Pierre Monteux, le chef d'orchestre
Anton Yakovlev ... Anton
Irina Vavilova ... La gouvernante
Julie Farenc ... Julie - la vendeuse (as Julie Farenc Deramond)
Emy Lévy ... Fille atelier
Sarah Jérôme ... Fille atelier
Tina Sportolaro ... Secrétaire Beaux
Michel Ruhl ... Le baron
Pierre Chydivar ... Musicien russe
Agnès Vikouloff ... Musicienne russe
Sacha Vikouloff ... Musicien russe
Jean-David Baschung ... Le médecin
François Chomicki ... Florent Schmidt
Marek Tomaszewski ... Le pianiste
Cyril Accorsi ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
David Tomaszewski ... Le premier violon
Matthieu Bajolet ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Caroline Baudouin ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Laura Biasse ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Barbara Caillieu ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Marie-Laure Caradec ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Damien Dreux ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Sophie Gérard ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Patrick Harley ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Inès Hernandez ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Anne Laurent ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Thibaud Le Maguer ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Anne Lenglet ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Olivier Normand ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Florent Otello ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Edouard Pelleray ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Judith Perron ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Pascal Queneau ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Enora Rivere ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Julie Salgues ... Danseuse 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Jonathan Schatz ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
Wu Zheng ... Danseur 'Le Sacre du printemps'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sarah Barlondo ... The Young Girl in Red (uncredited)
Pierre Glénat ... Barman (uncredited)
Aurélie Le Roc'h ... Mme Schmitt (uncredited)

Directed by
Jan Kounen 
 
Writing credits
Chris Greenhalgh (screenplay and dialogue)

Chris Greenhalgh (novel "Coco & Igor")

Carlo De Boutiny (adaptation) and
Jan Kounen (adaptation)

Produced by
Albina Boeckli .... associate producer
Chris Bolzli .... producer
Philippe Delest .... line producer
Kazutaka Kimori .... associate producer: Hexagon Pictures
Helen Olive .... assistant producer
Claudie Ossard .... producer
Yoichi Sakai .... associate producer: Hexagon Pictures
Veronika Zonabend .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Gabriel Yared (original score music)
 
Cinematography by
David Ungaro (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anny Danché 
 
Casting by
Gigi Akoka 
 
Production Design by
Marie-Hélène Sulmoni 
 
Set Decoration by
Philippe Cord'homme (set decoration)
 
Costume Design by
Chattoune 
Fab 
 
Makeup Department
Laurent Bozzi .... lead hair stylist
Christophe Chabenet .... special makeup effects artist
Valérie Chapelle .... makeup artist
Agathe Dupuis .... key hair stylist
Christophe Giraud .... makeup artist
Mathilde Humeau .... additional makeup artist
Nathalie Kovalski .... makeup artist
Hugues Lavau .... makeup artist
Karine Meyer .... hair stylist
Lydia Pujols .... makeup artist
Estelle Tolstoukine .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Céline André .... assistant production manager
Pierre-Alexandre Cascarino .... assistant unit manager
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager
Johann Jolivet .... set production manager
Antoine Rabaté .... post-production supervisor
Jean-Pierre Sachs .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominique Delany .... first assistant director
Franck Giraud .... second assistant director
Estelle Gérard .... crowd assistant director
 
Art Department
Claire Amoureux-Nicole .... first assistant art director
Bernard Bridon .... property master
Philippe Cord'homme .... set dresser
Sévérine Guilbaud .... props
Marie Heyndrickx .... graphic designer
Nadine Hibon .... assistant art director
Maud Hubert .... assistant art director
Kathy Lebrun .... set dresser
Samir Moundy .... assistant property master
Samir Moundy .... swing gang
Christian Vallat .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... foley recordist
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Yohanan Braunschvig .... additional foley
Matthieu Fichet .... assistant sound editor
Isabelle Manquillet .... dialogue editor
Marc Mnémosyne .... sound mix technician
Avril Noviant .... boom operator
Loïc Prian .... sound editor
Raphael Sohier .... sound editor
Vincent Tulli .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Rodolphe Chabrier .... visual effects
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... Flame artist: Mac Guff Ligne Paris
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration
Romain Leclerc .... Flame artist
Stephane Lesmond .... visual effects video assist
Peregrine McCafferty .... matchmove artist
Benoit Philippon .... visual effects supervisor
Marion Roger .... senior digital compositor
Stephanie Saillard .... digital compositor: Mac Guff
Antonin Seydoux .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Virginie Arnaud .... stunt performer
Alain Barbier .... stunt performer
Sylvain Gabet .... stunt performer
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Christophe Allain .... additional assistant camera
Cécile Arthuis .... additional second assistant camera
Joan Bansillon .... grip
Xavier Bompard .... video assist
Julien Cottret .... additional grip
Stéphane Duchemin .... grip
Julien Pamart .... second assistant camera
Mathieu Ungaro .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Aurélie Assié Lécroart .... extras casting assistant (as Aurélie Lécroart)
Estelle Chauvin .... extras casting assistant
Brigitte Fourcade .... casting
Dany Héricourt .... casting assistant
Mathilde Kraemer .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chloe Bartonio .... set costumer
Sandrine Bernard .... costume supervisor
Agnès Beziers .... wardrobe
Caroline de Tugny .... patina & tint
Ferenc Fulmer .... costumer
Morgane Lambert .... additional wardrobe
Sandrine Langen .... set costumer
Marion Morice .... assistant costume designer
Sylvie Ong .... costume supervisor
Aurélie Rogemond .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Denis Bedlow .... first assistant editor
Mickaël Commereuc .... colorist assistant
Xavier Desjours .... dailies color grader
Charlotte Lamy Le Loet .... color timer
Fabien Pascal .... colorist
Julien Malaury .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jean-Pierre Arquié .... music supervisor (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
Jeff Atmajian .... conductor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Philippe Bourorga .... additionnal music manager
Peter Cobbin .... score engineer
Peter Cobbin .... score mixer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Lewis Jones .... pro tools recordist
Lewis Morison .... synthesizer programmer
Jen Moss .... music supervisor
Marie Sabbah .... music supervisor
Marek Tomaszewski .... composer: additional music
Kirsty Whalley .... music editor
Thomas Jamois .... soundtrack coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dominique Brun .... choreographer: recreation of the "The Rite of Spring" from original choreography by Vaslav Nijinski
Francine Cathelain .... script supervisor
Christophe Chauveau .... location scout
Virginie Cheval .... assistant script supervisor
Aurore Coppa .... assistant location manager: Grasse
Kim Courcelle .... assistant accountant
Marie-Noëlle Hauville .... production accountant
Auriane Lacince .... assistant script supervisor
Nicolas Piechaczek .... location manager
Jeremy Pronier .... production assistant
Patrick Ronchin .... travelling car
David Tomaszewski .... title designer
Romain Tuilier .... assistant: director
 
Thanks
Alejandro Jodorowsky .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Coco & Igor" - France (working title), International (English title) (short title)
"Chanel & Stravinsky" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
119 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:15A | Japan:R18+ | Japan:R15+ (edited for DVD) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45603)

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Trivia:
Both Chanel and its then chief designer Karl Lagerfeld lent their support to the film, allowing the production access to the company archives and to Coco Chanel's apartment at 31, rue Cambon, Paris.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Chanel first brings Igor to see the piano in her home, he sits down to play a piece of music. The piece he plays is a duet written by Stravinsky, and though it seems like Stavinsky us sitting down to play the song it would be impossible for him to do so, since the range is both in the higher, lower and middle register of the keyboard.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Hannibal: Oeuf (#1.4)" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Les Cinqs DoigtsSee more »

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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
An Affair...or not, 29 September 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY is a sumptuously beautiful film to watch - all artsy art nouveau decor, almost devoid of conversation, with captiating portrayals of two of the 20th century's most creative talents - Coco and Igor - played with distant but memorable acting by Anna Mouglalis and Mads Mikkelsen. And there is enough of the core star (Stravinsky's 'Le sacre du printemps') of the 'biography' to make it musically stable. But the problem with this otherwise tasty peak into the lives of Coco and Igor is the lack of accuracy of fact. Perhaps that is what writers Chris Greenhalgh, Carlo De Boutiny, writer/director Jan Kounen had in mind: drop a few elements of fact, mix those with a huge dollop of imagination and create a moment of lust and frustration that usually accompanies the public and private lives of stars. Perhaps in their eyes, fiction is stranger than fact.

What we do know is that prior to the May 29, 1913, at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris scandalous premiere of 'Le sacre du printemps' Igor Stravinsky (Mads Mikkelsen) was a very successful composer of such favorites as 'The Firebird' and 'Petrouska' and before his premiere of 'Le sacre' was presented by the Ballet Russes under the direction of Diagilev (Grigori Manukov) with choreography by the notorious Vaslav Nijinsky (Marek Kossakowski in a very bland portrayal): Stravinsky would later write in his autobiography of the process of working with Nijinsky on the choreography, stating that "the poor boy knew nothing of music" and that Nijinsky "had been saddled with a task beyond his capacity." In the audience is the icy Coco Chanel (Anna Mouglalis) who, still grieving for her deceased lover Boy Patel (Anatole Taubman), connects with the primitive passions of the production. The film then cuts to 1920 with Stravinsky and his four children and tuberculous wife Katerina (Yelena Morozova) barely existing in Paris when Diaghilev introduces Stravinsky to the wealthy patron Coco Chanel who invites the poverty stricken Stravinsky family to stay in her lavish villa outside Paris where Stravinsky composes while Katerina copies her husband's music and Coco keeps her successful Parisian business and seeks out her famous perfume Chanel No. 5. Some history books (including memoirs by Stravinsky himself) state that the stay lasted for only 2 weeks and that the two were simply close friends, but the creators of the film would have us believe that a torrid love affair occurred under the eyes of Katerina, a lusty sexual fulfilling of a need for both geniuses which ends in Katerina and the children moving out to Biarritz and distance develops between Igor and Coco: the secretive patronage of Coco to the Ballet Russes is supposed to have allowed a new performance of the 'Sacre' with costumes designed by Chanel and re-choreographed by Leonid Massine - the truth of these elements cannot be proved.

So what we have here is a two hour nearly wordless study of the needs of two famous people colliding in an affair but also focusing the world of Paris' attention on new ways of creativity. Mikkelsen and Mouglalis are terrific if cold, the 'love' scenes are beautifully photographed, and the decor of Chanel's house and all of the costumes are splendid. Gabriel Yared provides a musical score that is based on phrases from Stravinsky and makes for an exciting background for this visual outing. It is worth viewing if only to step inside the Paris of the time of the two main characters. Just don't expect solid facts to reign! Grady Harp

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